Historians say some temples in Kerala retained idols of the Buddha, which were worshipped as Hindu deities.
It is, however, unfortunate that the biopic on the architect of the Constitution of India is not widely known.
A treasure-trove of anecdotes, facts and observations have been preserved in the form of letters by Jacobus Canter Visscher, a Dutch priest who lived in Cochin for a six years.
M Krzysztof Bryski played an important role in popularising Kutiyattam outside India.
Narayanan formed a trade union along with 10 men to look after the interests of the plantation workers in Malaya. This union would eventually morph into the National Union of Plantation Workers of Malaya.
Kerala needs more visionaries like Father Francis to provide the kind of opportunities that would balance environmental concerns with the need for gainful and productive employment.
Shaji N Karun’s film Piravi, which won the 1989 Camera d’Or-Mention d’honneur, showcased the horrors of the 1975 Emergency to an entirely new generation.
Some accounts indicate that the enterprising Armenian community had set up shop in India as early as the 7th century.
Translators have played an immense role in bringing the world together through literature, but even basic recognition is often hard to come by for them.
The movement started by teachers and those passionate about science and the environment has shown India that a focussed and persistent campaign can go a long way in protecting fragile ecosystems in the country.